Japanese snack

Karintou aka Japanese brown sugar crunchy treats

“Care for some poopy senbei?” Having only met the guy offering me something questionable a few hours before, stalling for a response was automatic. He pointed to a small pile of rounded, semi-thick, stick-like objects sitting on a tissue that looked like, well, poop! Were they edible? Was this a trick? Had I been plopped into a new…